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go-tracer (BETA)

This is lumigo/lumigo-go-tracer, Lumigo’s Golang agent for distributed tracing and performance monitoring.


lumigo-go-tracer can be installed like any other Go library through go get:

$ go get

Or, if you are already using Go Modules, you may specify a version number as well:

$ go get[email protected]


Lumigo Go tracer offers several different configuration options. Pass these to the Lambda function as environment variables:

Name Type Description Required
LUMIGO_USE_TRACER_EXTENSION bool Enables usage of Go tracer true
LUMIGO_DEBUG bool Enables debug logging false


You need a lumigo token which you can find under the Project Settings and Tracing tab in lumigo platform. Then you need just to wrap your Lambda:

import (
  //other imports

  lumigotracer ""

type MyEvent struct {
  Name string `json:"name"`

func HandleRequest(ctx context.Context, name MyEvent) (string, error) {
  return fmt.Sprintf("Hello %s!", name.Name ), nil

func main() {
	wrappedHandler := lumigotracer.WrapHandler(HandleRequest, &lumigotracer.Config{
		Token:       "<your-token>",

For tracing AWS SDK v2.0 calls check the following example:

  client := &http.Client{
    Transport: lumigotracer.NewTransport(http.DefaultTransport),

  // for AWS SDK v1.x
  sess := session.Must(session.NewSession(&aws.Config{
    HTTPClient: client,

  svc := s3.New(sess)
  // for AWS SDK v2.x
  cfg, _ := config.LoadDefaultConfig(context.Background(), config.WithHTTPClient(client))
	svc := s3.NewFromConfig(cfg)

For tracing HTTP calls check the following example:

  client := &http.Client{
    Transport: lumigotracer.NewTransport(http.DefaultTransport),
	req, _ := http.NewRequest("GET", "https://<your-url>", nil)

  // for net/http
	res, err := client.Do(req)

  // for
	res, err := ctxhttp.Do(context.Background(), client, req)

In your lambda environment variables you need to set LUMIGO_USE_TRACER_EXTENSION: true and use the following layer for us-east-1: arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:114300393969:layer:lumigo-tracer-extension:36. The layer will be available in more regions soon.


Contributions to this project are welcome from all! Below are a couple pointers on how to prepare your machine, as well as some information on testing.

Required Tools:

  • go v1.16 and later
  • make

If you want to deploy the example lambda for real testing you need:

  • terraform 0.14.5


Linting the codebase:

make lint

Test suite

Run the test suite:

make test

Check styles

Runs go vet and lint in parallel

make checks

Deploy example

Deploys in AWS a lambda function wrapped by tracer and prints tracing in logs (stdout):

export AWS_PROFILE=<your-profile>
make deploy-example

After you finished testing just destroy the AWS infrastructure resources for Lambda:

export AWS_PROFILE=<your-profile>
make destroy-example


Everytime we merge in master we push a new release version. Based on the semantic versioning we use the follow format:

Patch Release

Example commit message:

patch: fix a buf for spans

Minor Release

Example commit message:

minor: add a feature for tracking http

Major Release

Example commit message:

major: upgrade telemetry sdk

After merging, a new tag will be pushed on the previous available version. IN parallel a Github Release will be pushed automatically.


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